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to travel to south after rick why for the funeral. >> this is a scene just minutes ago in south africa. a crowd gathered outside of nelson mandel' home. some have put on the south african flag during this remembrance. >> the impact on his country cannot be overstated nor can the legacy he leaves behind for the world and bay area. >> dan, nelson mandela felt he had a true connection with san francisco and the bay area. and you're right. others would
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follow. it was called celebration sunday. 58,000,000 packed to see, and hear nelson mandela. he came to the bay area with a message of thanks and hope. people of oakland and bay area have given me and and hope to continue the struggle. >> that was a moment of sheer joy. for the community and i think the coliseum was full, every seat standing room only. state senator was one of these on stage that day. now, the
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executive director of the training center which trains minorities and women for jobs in construction. >> beautiful person and lived life to the fullest. >> the east bay was at the fore front of the movement in the u.s. students pushing for investment. and long shoremen refused to unload south african goods. before protests, parishioners were writing checks. >> my church directed the first sign in this city, protesting apartheid back in the 1980s. >> the bay area stop was a fitting finale and the appeal of a man who spent 27 years in
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prison stretched beyond age and race >> i won't have missed it. bay area chosen to honor nelson mandela but buster -- the of mandela stands with others and city leaders renamed cypress street. and a small high school in oakland is named for mandela. now, we have collected memorable pictures. there are many. you can see them on our web site abc7 news.com and a reminder world news will be an hour tonight the extra half hour on the passing of nelson mandela airing following this newscast. stay tuned for that. >> right now we have breaking news in the east bay
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a possible chlorine leak in pittsburgh. the health department issued a hazardous materials warning for the area possibly because of a chlorine leak. we're waiting and want to let you know officials say water has gotten into a chlorine tank and that could cause a dangerous gas leak this, is just never a good situation. we do have someone on the phone with us right now. this is cheryl jennings. can you tell us what is going on? >> yes. there is water into the chlorine. they make a
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corrosive atmosphere. does, it's affecting people about w.preexisting lung conditions. so we're just putting a health advisory up to let this situation hasn't happened but if it does happen, we just want to be aware could happen. or if there are preexisting conditions they may want to leave the area. >> it's mostly industrial area. there is not a lot of people in that area. which is good news for this situation but there are people that do
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live in the area. >> you said there is no league in this area? >> correct. >> we appreciate your time. thanks for joining us now turb turning to other big story, bay area cold snap pechl trying to stay warm this morning found themselves running for their lives after a fire broke out in a heating unit in this mission complex. two apartments did suffer damage. nobody was injured. >> in san jose, officials forced deicing of departing flights z sidewalks of ice making it difficult to get down the block. >> records are being set. sandhya? >> yes. about a dozen records this morning. let me show you
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records we had today. 25 degrees, a previous record 26 in napa. set back in 1972. had records in san rafael. you can see moffett field shattered the record of 33 coming in at 39. santa cruz, 28 degrees heading into another morning of record cold temperatures. sheer look at areas under freeze warning all areas except san francisco. hard freeze for central valleys. make sure you protect your pipes, pets, and plants. and i'll be back with the weather. >> a san francisco drop in center serves girl that's live in public housing. vandals broke into the girls after school academy, shattered five windows and took things a step further
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>> took a water hose and started to go forward with water. why? >> the broken windows make it too chilly to learn officials say the girl can use help trying to fix windows and terrible water damage is senseless. >> the cold weather is making life difficult for some residents. they have had unpleasant surprises. we're wlif that part of the story tonight. wayne? >> there are a lot of cold people tonight as last night. if you live in marin county and look out of the window you probably saw the thermometer drop, drop. you were fortunate if you didn't hear pipes go pop, pop. >> you heard an explosion on the
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roof. >> if hearing is not believing take a look. this is one of three pipes that burst this morning. >> i would say two years. 2, 3 years. >> it's a familiar story for kyle barn hart this, time of the year they can predict overtime based on falling temperatures. >> when water freezes it starts to expand. >> basic physics and a scene repeated across the north bay. learning today it's possible to avoid such problems with one precaution. >> if they have insulation, you can leave fixtures leaving on in the house.
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>> now, they tell me, says leslie green. >> check the weather. >> or else, write a check. >> well there is more adead. coming up bart gets a thumbs up by making changes after the fatal shooting of oscar grant. what does the family have to say? >> why residents are unhappy with a downtown business, why it's the little guys making big changes to fight blight. >> and how with your help we' and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why?
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because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >> there is a state wide amber alert for a 14-year-old girl abducted in washington. the chp
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says she was taken by a 19-year-old acquaintance the two believed to be heading into california, possibly to mexico. the suspect last seen driving an early 2000 green ford escape similar to this with washington state temporary registration f you've seen them, or the vehicle, please call the police. >> a bit of positive news for bart. an auditor says the transit agency made progress implementing reforms, changes after unarmed passenger, oscar grant was shot and killed by police nearly >> saying the station is a different place today than five years ago on new year's day. he
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says he shot grant in the back accidentally. he was convicted in 2010. after this case, bart asked the national organization of black law enforcement executives to review police operations. they made 55 recommendations now, an auditor says they have implemented many, including changing use of force training and accountability for use of force, accountability within the department and with the public. >> they revised their use of force process now they have a good approach to demand use of force. >> the chief hired after the grant case. >> we feel good about what we've accomplished until this point. but the job isn't finished. >> grant's uncle appreciates the changes but feels there is a long way to go in the area of one on one relations with people of color.
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>> i go to forums and i lites listen to the community. there are major changes. >> this is a rally. people to the streets after the killing of trayvon martin. many city businesses had to board up broken windows a number of those windows are still covered with plywood and many wondering why the big retailer has yet to fix windows. smaller businesses did so within weeks. >> this used to be a place to come to see the decorations. >> that was another time. long before graffiti like this became
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common place. sears in downtown oakland has been punched and kicked by vandals, demonstrators targeted the retailer repeatedly making repairs costly. so months later the building sits like this. owners trying to hide scars and bruises by boarding windows. sears said this in a statement. we sdroent a definite time frame for replacing window because they date back to 1930s and replacing them is more complicated than those in a typical building. sears isn't the only owner in need of tlc. the department of planning says the retailer has been cited for blight. >> we are now talking to them about when they can really get this fixed. they know it's very important to us and i think it matters to them. >> reporter: she says other small businesses also damaged made many repairs within a week.
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>> small organizations can do it. we're in the neighborhood trying hard to really take bide prooid in oakland we feel like big companies should take part too. >> markel lee is office manager for core center. instead of using blank wood, the nonprofit commissioned work of this woman. >> art inspires people. >> her mural will wrap and cover every broken window. >> we have a hammer for breaking down glass ceiling. >> painting a different picture of the community and those who live and do business here. >> people in our neighborhoods need help. give where you live takes you to the second harvest food bank. >> thousands volunteer >> that is where spencer
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christian is. >> here in the sort room, as second harvest, i'm join by the the director of volunteer services. i know it takes thousands of volunteers to make this happen. >> last year we've had 310,000 volunteer hours. >> the need is greater this year. right? >> well, yes. there is more work. there is more need. i can tell you what happens saturday, we're getting ready to set up. we'll have volunteers helping to pack family bags >> we live in an affluent area. and people lose sight of the need oochl people can give time, they can give donations. food or funds. but what is remarkable is that people like artists, we
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talked about earlier, she's with our brown bag program. and she volunteers. so she's a recipient and volunteers from folks like ceos of companies to people that are receiving food. it just amazes me of the outpouring of community support. especially this time of the year. >> it's a huge facility here by the way. there is a warehouse, a loading dock and packages of food that will be soon going out to people. >> we distributed 52,000 pounds of food last year. it's a great thing. >> i want to remind viewers you can text the word feed to the number 80077 for a $ten donation. >> thank you. >> you can also help by going to abc7 news facebook page and take
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the pledge to give where you live. >> with each pledge we'll donate to feeding america food banks up to $75,000. >> there is more. everyone who takes the pledge will be entered to win $7,000 cash the winner will be announced december 19th. help us help those in need. >> nice round number, $7,000. >> sandhya patel not on the roof today. >> it's freezing in areas and especially with spencer he's smart and stayed inside. i hope you take the pledge. let's take a look at live doppler seven hd. clear skies across the bay area. there is no fog no, clouds to hold temperatures up. temperatures upper 40s to mid-50s
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san jose, 47 degrees highs ten degrees below where you should be at this time of the year. view from our camera, dry now. but they're expecting up to 20 inches of snow in sierra nevada friday night going into saturday. so if you're traveling count on major delays. 45 santa rosa. 41 novato. 46 in livermore. chill with us. kgo roof camera, winds not existent. record cold, rain, snow here. locally in the bay area, friday into saturday morning it's going to be chilly for the weekend. looking at temperatures you'll see where coldest spots will be. 20 in napa. 25 santa rosa. san jose, fremont, 30 degrees. 25 livermore, fairfield. you get the drift here. tomorrow morning, you'll need to bundle up. scarfs, gloves make sure kids are wrapped up nicely. it's going to be frigid again. cold air mass with us.
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not going away soon. another shot of cold air coming in with this system. it will bring us rain here, you'll see when tomorrow evening, at 5:00 still around santa rosa north. then spreads by 9:00 p.m rain across the bay area. rain-snow mix over mount hamilton. then, at midnight you might hear pitter patter of rain drops. saturday morning, still looking at a wintery mix. then, clearing out quickly. and going to see snow. santa cruz mountains and hills, expecting a couple inches of snow winter storm warning, locations you can see count on some delays across
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this region. neert bay area, hang on to coats. chilly again, mid 40s to low 50s. partly cloudy skies. accu-weather forecast you'll need umbrellas by evening into saturday for your plans. and then, the rest of the weekend is dry, but chilly 50s during the day and night lows will not be as cold >> thank you. >> coming up next hope you don't have vert gochlt downtown drama. >> oh, boy. why dozens of people to those who've been denied ewelcome to covered california. now, you can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at coveredca.com.
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>> this is the beginning of our
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hunger campaign. get ready to take the pledge. >> beautiful, beautiful song. >> live picture we thought we'd share where you live. dozens of people went over the edge today to raise awareness about drug and alcohol addiction. watch this. it was the inaugural rise above addiction event. a repel down the side of the san jose marriott hotel. about 50 people repelled the 26 stories raising about 70,000ses today prevent drug and alcohol abuse and help addicts recover. >> very brave there. >> the race to replace outgoing mayor chuck reed began. half a dozen contenders can now begin to raise and spend money they include pete constant, rose herrera and madison nguyen. the campaigns expected to focus on public safety and rising crime.
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>> we know it's cold. not everyone had on gloves and mittens. >> folks thought today [[man] it's nothing but tape... [woman] it's a block. we're havin' a baby! [laughter in background] [woman screams] are we havin' a baby? [ambient crying and laughter]
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hose who've been denied ewelcome to covered california. now, you can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at coveredca.com. coming up at 6:30 following world news we're following local reaction to the death of nelson mandela and live to one of the coldest places in the bay area and sandy will have your updated accu-weather forecast. plus, it's a first in cal's memorial stadium. a gaming company plunks down big money for naming rights. not through stadium, but the playing field thachl story and more coming up at 6:30
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following a one hour edition of world news >> thank you. >> see you then. it was chilly this morning as you know, but a nice day for a walk. >> how about a swim? in the bay? >> we saw more than one person brave cold temperatures >> these are part of the dolphin club. but they do this regularly. and most do not wear wet suits as you can see. >> that is ten degrees warmer inside than outside. >> just different. >> the some point your body goes numb and you don't feel anything. that is the beauty of it. >> that looks just miserable. >> oh, my goodness. that is going to do it for us. >> from all of us here thanks
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for watching. we appreciate your ♪ this is "world news." tonight nelson mandela, his struggle and strength healed a nation and changed a world. >> i stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant. >> from a tiny prison cell, he rallied millions against racism and injustice. his long walk to freedom a beacon of hope for generations. >> nothing will stop our date with destiny. >> tonight, the world mourns the passing of an icon. and a good evening to al yo

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